Night Hawk

Going on a LATE NIGHT Taco Bell run? Get me a crunchwrap supreme! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying Maybe your spirit animal is a letter-winged kite hawk? They LOVE a delicious midnight snack! But even their closest relatives don’t work the night shift.

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Reef Recycling

This ocean… what… a… dump. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Eight MILLION pieces of plastic enter the ocean DAILY. This poses a HUGE threat to marine life. Think dolphins trapped in plastic bags! Are we the only ones to reduce, reuse and recycle?   Enter

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An Avocado a Day

An AVOCADO a day keeps the doctor away?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve had an avocado. It’s a source of essential nutrients, jam packed with vitamins and minerals. Avocado toast may be expensive, but

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Loud Learning

BEEP BEEP! HONK HONK!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  The damage from vehicle emissions to our environment is obvious. But what about noise pollution’s toll on US? Enter Maria Foraster and colleagues from the IS Global Research Institute in Spain.  They examined the effects

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Dragon Plastic

DING, DING! Bacteria vs….dragonflies?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science… saying The winner… Dragonflies! Their wings are covered with tiny spikes that tear through bacteria like pizza dough! Could we borrow this spiky design to fend off germs?  Enter Denver Linklater of Royal Melbourne Institute

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Beaver Boosters

How can we DAM UP against species extinction?!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science saying… LEAVE IT TO BEAVER! Biodiversity worldwide is declining. Freshwater ecosystems are among the hardest hit communities! But one mammal is pulling more than its weight to help out its friends. 

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Electrici-Tees

Could we cha cha slide our way to renewable power?  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Someone with the right ENERGY (like Cher) can LIGHT up a room! But what about… LITERALLY? Enter Pooi See Lee and team at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. They studied

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Scents and Sensibility

We’ve got chemistry…literally! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. You’ve just clicked with a new friend. It’s easy to SEE why. You think alike, talk alike, even dress alike … but do you SMELL alike? Inbal Ravreby from the Weizmann Institute of Science tried to

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Moon Plane(e)ts

How do you grow a flower on the moon? You planet! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Three, two, one, blast off! Next stop? The Moon! In nineteen sixty-nine, Neil Armstrong was the first human to step on the Moon. Since then, scientists have wondered:

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Eating for Exercise

Exercise? I thought you said EXTRA FRIES!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. After a long run or a heavy lift session, our appetites are often suppressed! Why does that happen? Where’s the beef? Enter Veronica Li and colleagues from Stanford University.  They analyzed blood

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